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A Muddy Mess is a puzzle in Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask.

## Puzzle

Here's a bridge at the side of a river. The ground's all muddy, so you can see the footprints left by all the people who've been here recently. None of them seem to have had the same footwear.

US Version

Can you tell how many people crossed the bridge?

UK Version

So, can you tell how many people crossed the bridge?

## Hints

Click a Tab to reveal the Hint.

US Version

This is a bit of a trick question, so be careful not to get caught out.

UK Version

This is a bit of a trick question, so take care not to get caught out.

You might get the impression that a lot of people crossed the bridge, but are you positive about that?

Sure, there are plenty of footprints in front of the bridge, but an you tell out of those how many crossed the bridge?

The puzzle is asking you to look only for the number of people who actually crossed the bridge.

You don't need to bother counting the footprints in front of the bridge. You just need to focus on the ones that appear on the bridge. If you can count those, the answer should be clear.

## Solution

### Incorrect

US Version

Take a deep breath and think about it.

UK Version

Take a deep breath, and have another think about it.

### Correct

Correct!

Only two people crossed the bridge. There might be a lot of footprints in front of the bridge, but there are only footprints for two on the bridge itself.